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University of Coimbra

Paco das Escolas, Coimbra, Portugal
+351 239 242 744
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Paco das Escolas, Coimbra, Portugal
+351 239 242 744
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Together with Salamanca, Paris, Bologna, the Coimbra University is one of the oldest and most renowned universities, founded in 1537. The ticket can be purchased outside the Iron Gate (Porta Ferrea) and for 12 euro one can visit: - Old Joanina Library - Tower -...More

Thank PalombiG
Reviewed 3 days ago

The University stands in prime position at the top of a hill - which means you get fantastic views of the city. Entrance to the various buildings is by ticket, but worth it to see round the wonderful Chapel and Library in particular. We had...More

Thank Fiona C
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were on a Viking River Cruise and the transfer from Lisbon to Porto included a stop-off at the University of Coimbra. When our coach stopped, we were met by a delightful set of students dressed in their traditional gowns (very smart and well-presented). They...More

Thank GerMar60
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Took almost a whole afternoon of exploring but the university is really worth visiting. A bit pricey but worth it.

Thank ricardo g
Reviewed 5 days ago

Formerly the Portuguese capital, Coimbra is the location of the oldest university in Portugal and one of the oldest in the world. Parts of the university are in the former royal palace. The chapel and the library are remarkable buildings in their own rights. Highly...More

Thank Waterloonie
Reviewed 1 week ago

University of Coimbra includes Joanina library, old but well preserved with lots of interesting books, the Science museum is a small one but includes lots of interesting stuff used in classes from 17th century. Natural history museum also small one but with collections from former...More

Thank Nuno F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is an interesting campus and we enjoyed everything, but the hills and the graffiti on all the back streets.

Thank yogiacomo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being Unesco world heritance this is a very popular place for tourists. In fact, there are not that many other things to be visited or to be seen in Coimbra, except the old cathedral. We had the impression that therefore they are trying to make...More

1  Thank AnnKeSt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We entered the building's square as we were entertained bt a student band dressed in their black outfits. The huge square had a statue of King John and fabulous views. We then entered the library reputed to be one of the world's three best antique...More

Thank Whitehavengirl43
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The university of Coimbra is the oldest in Portugal. It combines historical buildings with actual student life, and that makes it so special. We loved the exhibition on natures, physics and chemestry too.

Thank Christophe W
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21 September 2016|
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Response from Pedro R | Property representative |
Hello! If you want to take the guided tour, or traveling with a big group you may book it in advance. If not you may take the ticket and visit the University at your convenience.